Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Quicken Loans Arena
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The Chicago Bulls travel to Quicken Loans Arena to play the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Cleveland as 6 point favorites. The Bulls come into this game with an overall record of 17-18. They are 4th in the Central Division. They currently have a point differential of 0.1 as they are averaging 101.0 points per game while giving up 100.9 per contest. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 26-7. They currently are 1st in the Central Division. They are averaging 110.3 points per game and surrendering 103.0, good for a point differential of 7.3.
Jimmy Butler comes into this contest averaging 25.3 points per game while playing 36.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulls. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Dwyane Wade averages 18.8 points per game in 30.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 4.1 rebounds per game for Chicago. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Lebron James averages 25.6 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 8.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 68%. Kyrie Irving averages 23.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Chicago averages 101 points per contest this season which ranks them 23rd in the NBA. Their average scoring margin is 0.1 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 30th in the league. They average 55.5 rebounds per game and 21 assists per game which ranks them 2nd and 22nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 12th with 13.5 per game. The Bulls allow 100.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the league. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 20th and 23rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 49.8 rebounds a game which ranks 6th and they give up 24.2 assists per contest which puts them in 29th place in the league. They force 13.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 24th in the league.
Cleveland averages 110.3 points per game this year which ranks them 4th in the league. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the league. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 3rd in the NBA. They average 54.3 rebounds per game and 22.4 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 12th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 13th with 13.5 per game. The Cavaliers allow 103 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 10th in the league. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 16th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 50.8 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 23.7 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the league. The Cavaliers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 21st in the NBA.
The Bulls have an offensive rating of 107.1 and a defensive rating of 106.9. In terms of pace they average 94.4 possessions per 48 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 47%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 23% of their shots. Chicago turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they force 12.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%.
The Cavaliers rating on offense is 114.1 and they have a defensive rating of 106.6. They get 96.3 possessions per 48 minutes and they have an effective field goal percentage of 54%. As a unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 39% of their shot attempts. Cleveland turns the ball over on 12.3 out of every 100 possessions and their opponents average 12.3 turnovers per 100 possessions. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the year is 50%.
Chicago Bulls Betting Trends
The Chicago Bulls are 16-19-0 against the spread
The Chicago Bulls are 13-22-0 against the over/under
Cleveland Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 16-15-2 against the spread
The Cleveland Cavaliers are 17-16-0 against the over/under
Chicago Bulls Injuries
01/03/17 G Dwyane Wade Knee "?" Wednesday vs. Cleveland
Cleveland Cavaliers Injuries
12/21/16 G J.R. Smith Thumb out indefinitely
12/16/16 F Chris Andersen ACL out for season
01/03/17 F Kevin Love Food Poisoning "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
01/03/17 PG Kyrie Irving Hamstring "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
01/03/17 F LeBron James Illness probable Wednesday vs. Chicago
01/03/17 G Mike Dunleavy Ankle "?" Wednesday vs. Chicago
Tony's Pick: Take Cleveland -6
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